Despite hearing many good things about the Fire Emblem series, particularly after the release of Awakening for the 3DS, I’ve never played any of the games. When Nintendo announced that Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia would be the final Fire Emblem title to come out on the 3DS, I figured it was about time to try the series out for myself!
This year I started using the Hobonichi Techo planner for the first time, and to motivate myself to keep up with it I declared that I would post a video every month of my planner pages. There’s no better way to make yourself do something than to declare to the world that you’re doing it!
Well, once ~thesis crunch~ was in full swing, I found that I simply didn’t have the capacity to stick with my promise, and ended up missing a couple of months of Hobonichi Flip Through videos. But now that I’ve had time to catch up on some entries, I’m fulfilling my promise by resuming my Hobonichi videos!
I’ll never forget the time I was in Melbourne for a conference and by 5 pm, my phone was only at 10% battery. I would’ve run back to my hotel room, but I had plans to meet some of the other participants for dinner, and I really needed to get my networking on! But if my phone ran out of charge, how would I find my way back to the hotel?! In the end, I turned off my phone until I absolutely needed it, but all that unnecessary stress could’ve been avoided if I just had a power bank with me!
Romoss was kind enough to send two of their popular power banks to me to review: the extremely portable Q Series power bank, and the powerful ACE 10 power bank. If you play a lot of apps on your phone, need a power bank for international travel, or just want to make sure your devices last through a long day out, read on!
So you’ve decided to learn Japanese to play all those otome games that haven’t been released in English (not to mention other games!). Good for you! But what games are best for beginning language learners? I get a lot of questions about learning Japanese, particularly from people who want to play otome games because so few of them are available in English. So, I decided to round up 5 otome games that I think are good for Japanese language students!
Every once in a while I like to do a short survey to see what you all most enjoy about Chic Pixel, and what areas I could improve in. This really helps me decide what kind of content to focus on, so please take a couple of minutes to complete the survey!
The survey consists of 3 multiple choice questions about what kind of content you like best and what you would like to see more of, along with a space for you to send me more detailed thoughts/suggestions. Thank you in advance!
I can’t believe it’s been 6 months since my last food video! This one is extra special, too, because it’s a collaboration with my friend Meivu and her Meivu Makes series! We both decided to make Japanese food-themed Popin’ Cookin’ videos that include both footage of the candy kit making process and our thoughts on how the food tastes. Be sure to check out Meivu’s video after watching mine below!
You can tell it’s been a long time since I did a candy kit because I make a real mess of it! I also wanted to film the video while I still had good lighting, which meant that I didn’t read the directions very carefully and ended up “free-styling” a few things. Looking at the photo on the package, I think I should’ve put some of the gyoza filling candy in the soup, as well! Whoops!
Regardless, this video was a ton of fun to film! I have a lot of candy kits left in my cupboard, so expect a few more DIY candy videos over the next couple weeks!
Happy September, everyone! I always love a good Community Game-Along theme that rolls right off the tongue, which is why this year’s pick for September is SPRGs! Play any strategy or tactical turn-based role playing game and share your experiences with #SRPGSeptember on social media to join in the fun!
If you’re not sure where to start, read on for a few game suggestions from me. Feel free to add some of your own in the comments!